Carolyn Myss talks about survival archetypes in her book “Sacred Contracts”. Of all her books that I have struggled to complete, perhaps “Sacred Contracts” is the most I’ve read of any of her books. She discusses 70 archetypes, however focuses on 4 key base archetypes for survival.
These are: the child, the saboteur, the prostitute and the victim.
While I don’t use archetypes the way she intends in her book, I found it incredibly enlightening that these ‘dark’ archetypes of the saboteur, prostitute and victim could be used for growth and self-awareness. She even has a range of different child archetypes.
When I think about survival archetypes, I think about it from the perspective of Patterning.